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Cast Courts

My latest visit to London led us to stumble upon the Cast Courts in the V&A Museum. Originally Leanne (see her post on the Cast Courts here) and her sister Shannon went to see the Ballgowns and Hollywood Costumes exhibition but after seeing what it was from the outside and finding out the price we decided to veto it and wander instead, leading us to our discovery.

The Cast Courts were a sight to behold – ‘Opened in October 1873 The Builder compared the experience of seeing them for the first time with a first glimpse of Mont Blanc, creating one of those ‘impressions that can scarcely be effaced.’

Since it was Halloween yesterday, I think this post is quite apt, most of the figures in the architecture were very eerie.






After the Cast Courts we stopped off at a nice pub…… after that we went to the Grant Museum of zoology. Photos will be posted tomorrow!

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Dover Castle

This weeks adventures led Leanne and I to Dover Castle. A bitterly cold and grey day which made the lighting really flat, despite this we feel we got a few nice shots! We thought a castle would be cold being made out of stone…… but one small fire inside a room on each floor warmed the whole level,  giving the place a really nice aroma.







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Langdon Hills Nature Reserve

Another weekends wandering captured.

Langdon Hills
is a very local park and nature reserve to us, we walked through just a fraction of it as in total, it is over 400 acres.





Misty loved the extended walk.

My girlfriend and partner in crime.




Texture, texture. Email me if you want a full rez version of this texture. chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk

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Blakes Wood

Hello! It has been quite some time since I last made a post, I hope to get back into the swing of things. My camera has been underappreciated lately so Leanne and I found a promising place to visit, Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood.

We  had a bit of trouble finding it, sat navs seems to have trouble picking up where a lot of nature reserves/parks are for some reason, maybe it’s just mine! Once finally getting there however the weather and lighting was extremly generous, georgeous lighting coming through the clouds most of the day (even if it did rain slightly from time to time!).

I go walking in parks a lot, but within the first five minutes of being in Blakes Wood we had two water voles run across our path, I have never seen one in the flesh before. Mushrooms were the key subject of the day for me. They are so interesting to photograph, they come in so many different weird shapes and sizes and to me they look other worldy.


All of the photos above show mushrooms growing over this very curious tree. It was completely hollow on the inside, it’s roots made a small circular set of stairs, moss covered the base of it’s trunk and mushrooms grew all over it.


Autumn is a great time for photography in forests, all the leaves change colour and plants and trees start to break down and die off, ready for new growth in the spring.


What post would be complete without some ‘Texture, texture!’.

If you would like these in full rez for any reason send me an email, and I would be more than happy to send them to you, chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk.

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